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A 22-year-old male asked:

Is the diet with high protein harmful? i work on my body and i want to build muscles i don't use any supplements but i eat chicken,egg and meat daily

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Dr. Harold Mandel
General Practice 38 years experience
Some caution: For most healthy people a high-protein diet generally isn't harmful. But some high-protein diets restrict carbohydrate intake too much & can result in nutritional deficiencies or insufficient fiber which can cause bad breath, headache and constipation. Also Some high-protein diets include foods such as red meat and full-fat dairy products, which may increase the risk of heart disease.
Dr. Harold Mandel
General Practice 40 years experience
Provided original answer
Also a high-protein diet may worsen kidney function in people with kidney disease due to problems with protein metabolism. You should choose your protein wisely with good choices including soy protein, beans, nuts, fish, skinless poultry, lean beef, pork and low-fat dairy products. And you should avoid processed meats.
Apr 3, 2019
Dr. Harold Mandel
General Practice 40 years experience
Provided original answer
Also cut out processed carbs from your diet & choose carbs which are high in fiber and nutrient-dense, such as whole grains and veggies and fruit.
Apr 3, 2019
Dr. Harold Mandel
General Practice 40 years experience
Provided original answer
Best of luck with your diet and health!
Apr 3, 2019
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Balanced diet: You may visit this site for information on a balanced diet: : http://www.choosemyplate.gov/.

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